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Monday, June 30, 2014

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Here are the latest news headlines:
  • Rooney Mara to Produce and Star in A HOUSE IN THE SKY
  • Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes in the Coens' HAIL, CAESAR!
  • Dermot Mulroney has joined the cast of "Insidious: Chapter 3".

Read More after the jump.

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Two sci-fi sequels are moving forward and we have some new updates to talk about. First, we have a release date for "Pacific Rim 2" and some interesting details. The sequel to last year's robots versus monsters blockbuster was not exactly a sure thing. While the film grossed $411 million worldwide, it only managed to take in $101 million domestically, which isn't very impressive. But, the franchise has some decent potential, so Guillermo del Toro is now hard at work writing the sequel's script with Zak Penn ("X2"), and the finished product is expected to hit theaters on April 7, 2017, in IMAX 3D. The filmmaker also revealed that in the meantime we can look forward to an animated series that will extend the "Pacific Rim" universe. Also, it seems that the sequel will be released by Universal Studios, who have taken over distribution duties from Warner Bros.

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As for "Star Trek 3", we have the first update regarding the plot and where the crew of the USS Enterprise is headed next in 2016. The film will be directed by franchise writer Roberto Orci, after J.J. Abrams left to work on "Star Wars: Episode VII", and here is what he had to say about the plot:
"In [Into Darkness] they set out finally where the original series started. The first two films – especially the 2009 [Star Trek] – was an origin story. It was about them coming together. So they weren’t the characters they were in the original series. They were growing into them and that continues on in the second movie. So in this movie they are closer than they are to the original series characters that you have ever seen. They have set off on their five-year mission. So their adventure is going to be in deep space."



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A new set photo has been released online for "Jurassic World". The image was shared by director Colin Trevvorow and while it still doesn't reveal anything truly significant, it effectively teases the carnage that we can expect from the sequel. Although the plot has not been revealed, the film is said to involve a fully functioning dinosaur park where, as we can see in this photo, things go terribly wrong. Trevvorow's film stars Chris Pratt, Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Irrfan Khan, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy and Judy Greer.

"Jurassic World" opens in theaters on June 12, 2015.

Check out the new image after the jump.

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The first trailer for the drama "The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby" has been released. The film stars Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy as a couple who tries to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone. Originally, director Ned Benson filmed the story as two movies subtitled "Him" and "Her" which told the story from the perspective of each character. The theatrical release in this trailer is the union of the two movies and it's subtitled "Them". The film also stars Bill Hader, Viola Davis, William Hurt, Ciaran Hinds, Isabelle Huppert and Jess Weixler.

"The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby" opens in theaters on September 26th, followed by limited releases for "Him" and "Her".

Watch the trailer after the jump.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

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"Transformers: Age of Extinction" proved once again just how popular this franchise is. The third sequel in the series, and reboot of sorts, opened with $100 million domestically and $201 million overseas, the biggest summer debut, yet. The domestic opening is the second best of the series, behind "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" ($108 mil) and just slightly above "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" ($97 mil). I don't know about all of you reading this, but I smell a new sequel cooking.

With no other major wide releases to speak of, "22 Jump Street" held its ground as this week's No. 2 movie at the box-office. The R-rated comedy grossed $15 million, and has now rounded up $139 million domestically, surpassing the first film's lifetime gross of $138 million.

Last week's No. 1 movie, the comedy sequel "Think Like a Man Too" dropped by more than 64% from last weekend, sliding down to No. 4 with just $10 million over the weekend. The film has grossed $48 million domestically, but it looks like it will have a hard time matching the $98 million total of the first film.

New Wide Releases: "Transformers: Age of Extinction".

Biggest Drop : "Think Like a Man Too" (-64%)

Smallest Drop : "Chef" (-3%)

Rank Title Weekend Domestic ForeignBudgetDays
1
Transformers: Age of Extinction
$100M
$100M
$201M
$210M
3
2
22 Jump Street
$15M
$139M
$54M
$50M
17
3
How to Train Your Dragon 2
$13M
$121M
$106M
$145M
17
4
Think Like a Man Too
$10M
$48M
N/A
$24M
10
5
Maleficent
$8M
$201M
$383M
$180M
31
6
Jersey Boys
$7.6M
$27M
$1.6M
$40M
10
7
Edge of Tomorrow
$5M
$84M
$218M
$178M
24
8
The Fault in Our Stars
$4.8M
$109M
$85M
$12M
24
9
X-Men: Days of Future Past
$3.3M
$223M
$489M
$200M
38
10
Chef
$1.6M
$19M
N/A
N/A
52
 


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The first trailer and poster for the horror romcom "Life After Beth" have been released. The film stars Dane DeHaan as a young man whose girlfriend (Aubrey Plaza) dies and comes back to life as a zombie. Directed by Jeff Baena (writer of David O. Russell's "I Heart Huckabees"), the film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival where it was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Paul Reiser, Matthew Gray Gubler and Anna Kendrick also star.

"Life After Beth" opens in theaters on August 15th.

Check out the trailer and posters after the jump.

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You can check out the pictures and read the synopses after the jump. Here is a short description of the new images :

  • Six new images from Woody Allen's Magic in the Moonlight" starring Colin Firth, Emma Stone and Marcia Gay Harden. Opens on July 25th.

  • The first official image for the war drama "Beasts of No Nation" directed by Cary Fukunaga ("True Detective"), based on Uzodinma Iweala's novel, and starring Idris Elba. No release date announced. The film is currently filming in Ghana.

  • Six new images for Ari Folman's "The Congress", based on Stanislaw Lem's novel and starring Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Jon Hamm, Danny Huston and Paul Giamatti. Opens on August 29th.

Check out the images (click to enlarge) and synopses after the jump.

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The first trailer for Dreamworks Animation's "Home" has been released. The film's story focuses on the invasion of Earth by a race of overly-confident aliens called Boov who relocate all the humans while they reorganize the planet. But, one resourceful girl, Tip (Rihanna), manages to avoid capture and finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov named Oh (Jim Parsons). Directed by Tim Johnson ("Antz", "Over the Hedge"), the film also features the voices of Steve Martin, Jennifer Lopez and Matt Jones.

Also, after the jump you can watch a short film titled "Almost Home" that was released earlier this year in anticipation of the film's first trailer.

"Home" opens in theaters on March 27, 2015.

Watch the trailer and short after the jump.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

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Marvel has released a bunch of new images and a behind-the-scenes featurette for "Guardians of the Galaxy". The featurette contains some cast interviews and new footage. The film is directed by James Gunn and it stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Lee Pace, Benicio Del Toro, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Michael Rooker, Djimon Hounsou and Peter Serafinowicz.

"Guardians of the Galaxy" opens in theaters on August 1st (in 3D).

Check out the images and featurette after the jump.

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Five new clips have been released today for "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" (via Collider). The sequel is directed by Matt Reeves ("Cloverfield") and it stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Keri Russell, Gary Oldman, Judy Greer, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Toby Kebbell. Some early reactions to the movie have popped up online as well, and they are very positive. Steven Weintraub, Editor-in-chief at Collider.com exclaimed: "Brilliant direction, amazing performances & a great script make DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES one of the years best films. Reeves nailed it. And the score by Michael Giacchino is perfect"

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" opens on July 11, 2014.

Watch the clips after the jump.

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The first trailer for the fantasy actioner "Dracula Untold" has been released. The film is yet-another origin story. The focus of the plot is Vlad Tepes (Luke Evans), who eventually becomes the infamous Dracula. Apparently, Dracula didn't start out as the evil vampire creature we all know and fear, but was forced to follow the path of darkness in order to protect his loved ones. Sarah Gadon, Diarmaid Murtagh, Charles Dance, Charlie Cox, Samantha Barks and Dominic Cooper also star.

"Dracula Untold" opens in theaters on October 17th.

Watch the trailer after the jump.

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The first trailer, poster and images for the thriller "The Guest" have been released. The film stars Dan Stevens ("Downton Abbey") as a soldier who introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. Things take a dark turn when a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to the young soldier's presence. The film is directed by Adam Wingard and written by Simon Barrett, the team behind the surprise hit "You're Next". Maika Monroe, Leland Orser, Sheila Kelley, Brendan Meyer and Lance Reddick also star.

"The Guest" opens in theaters on September 17th.

Check out the trailer, poster and images after the jump.

Friday, June 27, 2014

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Movies opening this week in theaters:

  • TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION (Paramount Pictures / PG-13 / Wide)
  • SNOWPIERCER (Radius-TWC / R / Limited)
  • BEGIN AGAIN (The Weinstein Company / R / Limited)

Synopses, details, critical reception, trailers, clips and more after the jump.

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The first trailer and poster for the biopic "The Last of Robin Hood" have been released. The film stars Kevin Kline as Hollywood legend Errol Flynn and it focuses on the actor's later years and his relationship with 15-year-old aspiring actress Beverly Aadland (Dakota Fanning). Susan Sarandon, Sean Flynn and Jane McNeill also star.

"The Last of Robin Hood" opens in theaters on August 29th.

Check out the trailer and poster after the jump.

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The full trailer for the tornado thriller "Into the Storm" has been released online along with two new posters. The film, directed by Steven Quale ("Final Destination 5"), depicts the destruction caused by one of the biggest storms ever witnessed in pure found-footage fashion. The visual effects seem to have improved since the teaser trailer, but it looks more like a VFX highlight reel than an actual movie. The cast features Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Walsh, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Arlen Escarpeta, Max Deacon, Nathan Kress, Jeremy Sumpter, Kyle Davis, Jon Reep and Scott Lawrence.

"Into the Storm" opens in theaters on August 8th.

Check out the trailer and poster after the jump.

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The first trailer for the action thriller "The Prince" have been released. Directed by Brian A. Miller, the film stars Jason Patrick as a retired assassin who must confront his former rival (Bruce Willis) when his daughter is kidnapped. John Cusack, Jessica Lowndes, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, and Rain.

"The Prince" opens in theaters on August 22, 2014.

Watch the trailer after the jump.

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Three new clips have been released for Michael Bay's "Transformers: Age of Extinction". The sequel stars Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Kelsey Grammer, Stanley Tucci, T.J. Miller, Titus Welliver, Han Geng, Sophia Myles and Li Bingbing. The film opens in theaters today, and the reviews are as bad as can be expected from the franchise, with a Rottentomatoes.com score of 16%, the worst of all Transformers movies. Yes, even worse than "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen".

Watch the clips after the jump.

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Shane Black
It's no surprise, really, that 20th Century Fox is moving forward with a new installment in the "Predator" franchise. What is surprising, though, is that Fox has chosen "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" and "Iron Man 3" writer/director Shane Black to write and direct the movie. He will write the first treatment of the script, and then scripting duties will be handled by Fred Dekker. Although initially this bit of news came as a report about a reboot being in the works, things were clarified by Black himself.

Here's what the filmmaker had to say about the sequel: "As far as Fred and I are concerned anyway, why start over, when you’ve all this rich mythology yet to mine ?" He also added that he likes "the idea of expanding and exploring the existing Predator mythology, rather than hitting the restart button." Dekker and Black have worked together in the past on the action comedy "The Monster Squad", which Dekker directed and co-wrote with Black.

This sounds like a bold move on Fox's part, but one that could pay off. The previous attempt to reboot the franchise with 2010's "Predators" produced by Robert Rodriguez and directed by Nimrod Antal, did not turn out the way the studio was expecting, so this new attempt clearly requires a different approach that, hopefully, Shane Black can deliver.



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Thursday, June 26, 2014

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Today we have an extended TV spot and three new character posters for "The Purge: Anarchy". James DeMonaco's sequel expands the universe of The Purge with a new story and characters, and it looks to be a more dynamic actioner than the first film's tired home-invasion routine. The cast features Frank Grillo, Michael K. Williams, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez and Carmen Ejogo.

"The Purge: Anarchy" opens in theaters on July 18th.

Check out the TV Spot and posters after the jump.

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Motion capture technology, wireless cameras, and more are employed in creating the amazing visual scope of the impressive-looking "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes". This new VFX featurette shows off what WETA has acomplished with the sequel and how far the technology has evolved since "Rise of the Planet of the Apes". The film stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Keri Russell, Gary Oldman, Judy Greer, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Toby Kebbell.

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" opens on July 11, 2014.

Watch the featurette after the jump.

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Five new character posters have been released for the TV series "Gotham" via Entertainment Weekly. The show is a prequel/origin story for the DC Comics characters of the Batman universe. The film will focus on James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) but will also includes iconic characters like Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz), Poison Ivy (Clare Foley), Catwoman (Camren Bicondova), Penguin (Robin Taylor) and The Riddler (Cory Michael Smith). Donal Logue, Erin Richards, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sean Pertwee and Zabryna Guevara also star.

"Gotham" premieres on Fox this fall.

Check out the posters after the jump.

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Well, just one pic of a Dinobot, actually, but I hear a lot of the movie is like that. It seems like the Dinobots themselves will only be a small part of the 165 minutes movie. A batch of 21 new images have been released for Michael Bay's "Transformers: Age of Extinction". The sequel stars Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Kelsey Grammer, Stanley Tucci, T.J. Miller, Titus Welliver, Han Geng, Sophia Myles and Li Bingbing. The first reviews for the film have popped up online, and it doesn't seem like critics are enjoying it very much. Its score, so far, on Rottentomatoes.com is 24%.

"Transformers: Age of Extinction" opens in theaters on June 27th (2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D).

Check out the images after the jump.

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We finally have the first look at George Miller's long-awaited sequel/reboot to the 1980s classic "Mad Max". The new film will be titled "Mad Max: Fury Road" and from these first images released by Entertainment Weekly, I can say that the spirit of the original films is still there. The pictures give us a look at the new Max, played by Tom Hardy, the villainous Imperator Furiosa, played by Charlize Theron, and her minion Nux, played by an almost unrecognizable Nicholas Hoult.

The coolest thing about this reboot is that, according to his interview in EW, director George Miller intends the film to be one huge chase scene :
"I wanted to tell a linear story–a chase that starts as the movie begins and continues for 110 minutes."
The film also stars Riley Keough, Zoe Kravitz, Courtney Eaton, Rosei Huntington-Whiteley, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Nathan Jones and Abbey Lee Kershaw.

"Mad Max: Fury Road" opens in theaters on May 15, 2015.

Check out the images after the jump.

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A new teaser trailer and poster for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" have been released. The trailer features President Snow (Donald Sutherland) delivering an address to the citizens of Panem, with a catatonic-looking Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) by his side. Part 1 of the Hunger Games final chapter is directed by Francis Lawrence ("The Hunger Games: Catching Fire") from a script by Danny Strong ("The Butler") and Peter Craig ("The Town"). The cast also features Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Jena Malone, Sam Claflin, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Jeffrey Wright, Julianne Moore and Philip Seymour Hoffman

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 opens in theaters on November 21, 2014. Part 2 is expected to be released on November 20, 2015.

Check out the teaser trailer and poster after the jump.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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The first theatrical trailer and poster for David Ayer's WWII action drama "Fury" have been released. The film follows battle-hardened army sergeant Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) and his five-man tank crew as they carry out deadly missions behind enemy lines. Their tank is appropriately named Fury. The cast also features Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena, Jon Bernthal and Jason Isaacs.

"Fury" opens in theaters November 14th.

Check out the trailer and poster after the jump.

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Two new trailers and four character posters have been released for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles". The trailers for the Michael Bay produced reboot include domestic and international versions of the new theatrical trailer which finally shows the Turtles and Shredder in action. Directed by Jonathan Liebesman ("Battle: Los Angeles"), the film stars Megan Fox, William Fichtner, Alan Ritchson, Pete Ploszek, Jeremy Howard, Noel Fisher, Danny Woodburn, Will Arnett and Whoopi Goldberg, with the participation of Johnny Knoxville and Tony Shalhoub as the voices of Leonardo and Splinter, respectively.

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" opens in theaters on August 8th.

Check out the trailers and posters after the jump.

Jersey Boys Movie Soundtrack
Composer
Bob Crewe
Bob Gaudio

Total Time:
61:33

Label
Rhino

Format:
CD, MP3

Release Date
June 24, 2014



Order links, audio samples and track list after the jump.

Monday, June 23, 2014

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An exclusive trailer for "The Purge: Anarchy" has been released. Even more of the plot is revealed, and while the original teaser felt a bit silly, the new trailers have definitely piqued my interest as to where this franchise can go in terms of survival horror. I just hope it won't trip over its own social commentary like the first film did. The film stars Frank Grillo, Michael K. Williams, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez and Carmen Ejogo.

"The Purge: Anarchy" opens in theaters on July 18th.

Watch the trailer after the jump.

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The first trailer for the historical drama "Libertador" has been released. Edgar Ramirez ("Carlos") stars as South American revolutionary Simon Bolivar. The film is directed by Alberto Arvelo from a script by Timothy J. Sexton ("Children of Men"). Maria Valverde, Danny Huston, Imanol Arias and Gary Lewis also star.

"Libertador" opens in theaters on August 22nd.

Watch the trailer after the jump.

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New trailers and posters have been released for the following TV series:

  • "The Knick" - A new Cinemax TV series directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Clive Owen. The series premieres Friday, August 8th at 10pm/9c.

  • "Ray Donovan" - Season two of Showtime's crime drama starring Liev Schreiber, Jon Voight, Hank Azaria, Paula Malcomson, Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok, Steven Bauer, Katherine Moennig, Pooch Hall, Kerris Dorsey, Elliot Gould and Devon Bagby. The new season premieres on Sunday, July 13th at 9pm ET/PT on Showtime.

  • "The Leftovers" - A new HBO series starring Justin Theroux, Liv Tyler, Christopher Eccleston, Amy Brenneman, Carrie Coon, Ann Dowd and Chris Zylka. The series premieres on June 29th at 10pm.

Watch the trailers after the jump.

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The first trailer and poster for the drama "The Good Lie" have been released. Directed by Philippe Falardeau ("Monsieur Lazhar"), the film stars Reese Witherspoon as a straight-talking American woman who takes three Sudanese refugees into her home in the United States. Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, Nyakuoth Weil and Corey Stoll also star.

"The Good Lie" opens in theaters on October 3rd.

Check out the trailer and poster after the jump.

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A new red band trailer and poster have been released for the comedy "Let's Be Cops" in which Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson star as two friends who impersonate cops and get into trouble with real mobsters and dirty detectives. Directed by Luke Greenfield ("The Girl Next Door"), the film also stars Nina Dobrev, Rob Riggle, James D’Arcy and Keegan-Michael Key.

"Let's Be Cops" opens in theaters on August 13th.

Check out the trailer and poster after the jump.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

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The Kevin Hart comedy "Think Like a Man Too" scored the highest weekend gross, a safe but not particularly impressive $30 million. Although the sequel only cost $24 million, it placed behind 2012's "Think Like a Man" which opened with $33 million versus a smaller $12 million budget. While the first film went on to gross $91 million, the sequel could fall short of the $90 million mark.

Clint Eastwood's musical "Jersey Boys" underperformed and opened in fourth place with $13 million. The film was made on a budget of $40 million, so it could manage to recouperate most, if not all, of its costs.

Last weeks's No. 1 movie "22 Jump Street" stepped down to second place but is still going strong and has already passed the $100 million mark. "How to Train Your Dragon 2" registered a similar drop, but has not yet passed $100 million. However, Dreamworks' animated feature has performed quite well overseas. 

New Wide Releases: "Think Like a Man Too", "Jersey Boys".

Biggest Drop : "22 Jump Street" (-49%)

Smallest Drop : "Chef" (-15%)

Rank Title Weekend Domestic ForeignBudgetDays
1
Think Like a Man Too
$30M
$30M
N/A
$24M
3
2
22 Jump Street
$29M
$111M
$38M
$50M
10
3
How To Train Your Dragon 2
$25M
$95M
$76M
$145M
10
4
Jersey Boys
$13.5M
$13.5M
$1.6M
$40M
3
5
Maleficent
$13M
$185M
$335M
$180M
24
6
Edge of Tomorrow
$10M
$74M
$218M
$178M
17
7
The Fault in Our Stars
$8.6M
$98M
$64M
$12M
17
8
X-Men Days of Future Past
$6M
$216M
$475M
$200M
31
9
Chef
$1.8M
$16.9M
N/A
N/A
45
10
Godzilla
$1.8M
$194M
$282M
$160M
38
 


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Milla Jovovich Resident 6 Evil Final Chapter
It's been two years since the last film in the "Resident Evil" franchise, and we now have official word on the new sequel's status from the series' writer/director Paul W.S. Anderson. In an interview for Collider, the filmmaker revealed that the upcoming installment will be the last one, and it will be titled "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter". A bit obvious, in my opinion, but fitting. Anderson also revealed that he is currently writing the first draft for The Final Chapter and that there is no official start date for shooting. Also, a release date is definitely out of the question at this point. Furthermore, Anderson hinted that the film could be shot in 3D.

Here are some excerpts from his interview:
"Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is the working title. It may end up being the final title, but that’s what’s written on the front page of my script… I’m right in the middle of [the first draft].

There are no set dates for shooting yet. I think we’re waiting until we have a first draft screenplay and then go from there.

I don’t know [when it will be in theaters], depends how fast I write, I guess. There’s no set date yet but hopefully we’ll have an announcement for that soon.

That’s what’s on the title page, it’s Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, so absolutely.

I firmly believe that you have to start thinking about the 3D even in the writing process. You cannot make a great 3D movie by just—it’s not some special sauce that you can sprinkle on. You make the dish and then you make hot sauce on top—it doesn’t work well like that. Yes, you can do a last minute conversion. You can not shoot the movie thinking about 3D and do a last minute conversion and it can be a 3D movie, it’s just not gonna be a great 3D movie. I approach my films right from the inception, I kind of write action scenes and pick out locations that I think and know—because I’ve done so much of it—will translate very well into 3D. Then when we build the sets, we build sets that I know will shoot well in 3D. It’s really, even from this point, 3D is something I’m definitely thinking about. "



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Two new clips have been released for "Deliver Us From Evil", director Scott Derrickson's upcoming horror film based on the real accounts of NY detective Ralph Sarchie. Eric Bana stars as Sarchie, who begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramirez), to fight against the demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Olivia Munn, Joel McHale and Sean Harris also star.

"Deliver Us From Evil" opens in theaters on July 2nd.

Watch the clips after the jump.

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A new trailer has been released for Hossein Amini's adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's novel "The Two Faces of January". The new trailer announces the film's release in the U.S., on VOD starting August 28th and a limited theatrical release on September 26th. The cast features Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac.

Watch the trailer after the jump.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

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Rian Johnson to write and direct Star Wars Episode 8
It seems J.J. Abrams will not return to direct the sequel to "Star Wars: Episode VII". Instead, Deadline reports that Rian Johnson will write and direct "Star Wars: Episode VIII". Johnson's past works include "Brick" and, my personal favorite, "Looper". The latter made quite an impression when it was released in 2012, performing very well at the box-office ($176 million worldwide versus a $30 million budget) and being hailed as a new sci-fi classic. Johnson also directed three episodes from the final season of "Breaking Bad".

Furthermore, he will also be given the task of writing a treatment for "Star Wars: Episode IX". It also seems that he will direct the third installment in the new sequel trilogy, although it's still too far in the future to be absolutely certain about that. I have to admit, I very much like that Disney and Lucasfilm are trying to freshen up the franchise with directors like Abrams and Johnson. Time will tell just how well they'll do. In the meantime, "Star Wars: Episode VII" will be released in theaters on December 18th, 2015.



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You can check out the posters and official synopses after the jump. Here is a short description of the posters:

  • First poster for Woody Allen's "Magic in the Moonlight" starring Colin Firth, Emma Stone and Marcia Gay Harden. Opens on July 25th (limited)

  • Official poster for the 3D documentary "Under the Electric Sky" that goes behind the scenes of the 2013 Electric Daisy Carnival. Opens on June 27th.

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  • Two new international posters for Brett Ratner's "Hercules" starring Dwayne Johnson, John Hurt, Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, Rufus Sewell, Robert Maillet and Irina Shayk. Opens on July 25th.

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The first trailer, poster and images have been released for the dramedy "Birdman". The film is co-written and directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu ("21 Grams") and it stars Michael Keaton as an actor once famous for playing an iconic superhero, who is forced to battles his ego and attempt to recover his family, his career, and himself, as he mounts a Broadway play. Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, Amy Ryan and Andrea Riseborough also star.

"Birdman" opens in theaters on October 17th.

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A chilling new clip has been released for "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes". In this exclusive clip we see the ape known as Koba (Toby Kebbell) performing a disturbing act of violence against two unsuspecting humans. It's an amazingly directed and performed scene and it definitely shows us just how dark the sequel is going to be. Matt Reeves ("Cloverfield") directed from a script by Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver and Mark Bomback. The cast features Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Keri Russell, Gary Oldman, Judy Greer, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Toby Kebbell.

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" opens on July 11, 2014.

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The official trailer and two posters have been released for the crime drama "The Drop". The film is directed by Michaël R. Roskam ("Bullhead") and it's an adaptation of Dennis Lehane's short story "Animal Rescue". Lehane is the author of "Mystic River", "Gone Baby Gone" and "Shutter Island". He also wrote the screenplay for "The Drop". Tom Hardy stars as a lonely bartender who finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past. Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini, Matthias Schoenaerts, John Ortiz and Ann Dowd also star.

For the new international trailer, you can go over to Empire.

"The Drop" opens in theaters on September 12th.

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Movies opening this week in theaters:

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A batch of seven new posters has been released for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1". Although we don't yet have a trailer for the sequel, we now have some cool propaganda posters which celebrate the heroes of the Panem Districts. Part 1 of the Hunger Games saga's final chapter finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) reluctantly becoming the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol. Francis Lawrence ("The Hunger Games: Catching Fire") directs from a script by Danny Strong ("The Butler") and Peter Craig ("The Town"). The cast also features Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Jena Malone, Sam Claflin, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Jeffrey Wright, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Donald Sutherland.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 opens in theaters on November 21, 2014. Part 2 is expected to be released on November 20, 2015.

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The first official trailer and images for the comedy "The Wedding Ringer" have been released. Kevin Hart stars as the owner of a Best Man service for guys who don't have anyone to stand by them on the day of their wedding. His most complex work is about to begin when he's hired by a groom-to-be (Josh Gad) who fabricated the names of not only a best man but nine groomsmen as well. Olivia Thirlby, Kaley Cuoco and Jorge Garcia also star. The comedy is directed by Jeremy Garelick ("The Break-Up"). Garelick is also involved in writing the script for the "Police Academy" reboot.

"The Wedding Ringer" opens in theaters on January 16, 2015.

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